When I saw this owl print fabric from the new Snips and Snails line I just knew it would be perfect for this project.
I used Jeni's tutorial for the Lined Drawstring Bag found here.
Then I went about filling the bags.
I thought we would line the kids' table with plain brown paper, so I included some crayons so they could decorate it and write down on the paper things they are grateful for. Then I included a bag of candy corn to use as markers for a family Thanksgiving Bingo game. You can print one off online or just make a blank grid and have the family work together to fill it in with things they are thankful for.
I'll probably include a small snack as well, just to stave off the gnawing hunger they are sure to express. :) I'm hoping that by keeping the children occupied, it will allow the parents time to visit- which is something I am always thankful for.
These bags would also be great to pass along a small treat to a neighbor or friend, or to give to the hostess of your own Thanksgiving feast.
How do you keep the young people busy in your own family gatherings?